Freedom's Raw Recipes

Friday, June 30, 2006

Scrumptious Calcium Bombs

These delicious treats are packed full of calcium and taste great. They're quick and easy to make and eat - this recipe makes only eaight, so I think you would probably want to double it (at least!)Where possible, ingredients should be organic (this is especially important for the apricots - organic taste very different and much nicer than conventional).

1/4 cup dried apricots, packed loosely
2 medium dried figs
1 (generous) tbsp almonds (raw, not roasted)
raw carob powder as needed

Put the almonds in a food processor and pulse chop to a granular consistency, then add the dried fruit. Pulse chop, stopping to scrape down the sides of the food processor (can also use a blender). When the ingredients are well combined into a sticky mess, take heaping teaspoons of mixture and form into balls, then roll in carob powder. Place in the fridge to firm (Or eat then!)

And it's as simple as that!
Avocado Roll

1/2 a small avocado (quite ripe)
about 1/4 tsp finely minced garlic
1-2 tbsp finely minced onion (any colour you like)
2 tbsp corn cut from the cob (or more)
about 1 tbsp finely chopped tomato
1/4 tsp fresh oregano
a tiny bit of fresh rosemary
about 2 tbsp sprouted chickpeas (optional)
1 leaf of any cabbage or lettuce you like eg purple cabbage or romaine lettuce. I uesd a chinese cabbage leaf which was nice but they have little hairs on them so it felt a bit weird.

In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork and then mix in all the other ingredients except the leaf. Spread the mixture on your leaf, roll up and devour messily. Yum Yum!